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Ghanaian govt stops Pan-African convention featuring Obi, Lumumba, others

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The government of Ghana has been accused of stopping a major Pan-African conference just hours before it was set to commence at the Independence Square, Accra.

The convention 2024, which was a forum bringing together prominent African leaders and thinkers was slated for Sunday, January 7th is said to have coincided with Ghana’s constitution day.

According to the organizers, they had received approval for the event from authorities in November 2023. However, in a shocking last minute move, the New African Foundation which was organizing the event said they received an order from the government to call off the convention few hours to the event.

Hundreds of attendees have already filled the independent Square and had high profile speakers like Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Professor Patrice Lumumba, Julius Malema and Dr Arikana Chihombori- Quao.

Meanwhile, in a statement, the foundation expressed regret at the cancellation and described it as a deviation to “our dignitaries and special guest.”

“This came as a shock to us. We had received all approvals from the government months ago but we’re given no explanation for this last minute decision. It has caused great disappointment and confusion”, the statement added.

 

 

 

 

 

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